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than a month later, police have arrested regina butler and charged her with murder. his granddaughter says the family has always suspected butler, who the family believed to be homeless. >> and latched on to a senior that had an apartment and some place for her to hide out in and, you know, he's -- you know, diminished capacity. >> reporter: police now say they believe jacobson's body had been in his unit at the hilltop manor senior apartment the entire time. it was discovered only yesterday. missing persons detectives even visited the apartment on february 22nd and did not find anything. >> i have actually seen the photos. they went in and actually did exactly what they were supposed to do, which is photograph a scene just in case it later becomes a crime scene. >> reporter: san jose police spokesman jason dwyer says the body was well concealed. >> not many people if any would have found this body. it was underneath a lot of clutter. >> reporter: the family had suspected that butler was stealing jacobson's social security checks an
this woman, 47-year-old regina butler. the granddaughter says she is a homeless alcoholic drug addicted prostitute who was stealing the victim's social security checks for more than a year. christina knew she would be coming back to the apartment and had everyone on the lookout. >> my phone rang three times. the office rang three times. i was here within 8 minutes and i chased her down and kept her here until the place came. >> sam suffered from dementia and told everyone butler was his girlfriend. warned multiple times that the woman was not welcome. when she kept coming, stan got an eviction notices and they think that's when she killed him. >> he was a senior and he was used and abused. it's a sad situation. >> we asked the victim's granddaughter what she wants to happen to the suspect at the time. she said that she'll loaf that leave that up to the court. >> the granddaughter proved to be quite the investigator, it seems. >> yeah, she got a couple tips from social media. she followed up, found a suspect at a gas station and at a bank and changed the locks here and monitoring
son was last seen in february with this woman, regina butler. they found him at these apartments. why did it take so long? >> reporter: we have learned that police say the woman arrested in this case has confessed to the killing and that she will be charged with murder. they say the victim was stabbed multiple scenes and the crime scene was bad. >> reporter: she's been looking for her grandfather, and it turns out he was right under everybody's noses the whole time. you didn't smell anything? >> yes. it smelled like garbage. today you really smelled the dekay. >> reporter: he had been stabbed and his body stuffed under his mattress. she reported her grandfather missing, and nobody noticed the decomposing body in his apartment until the smell got really bad. >> at first it was a relief knowing he was there, and then i felt that i have been in here three times and didn't see him and that almost made me pass out. >> reporter: they says police have arrested this woman, 47-year-old butler. the granddaughter says she's a
-old girlfriend regina butler was arrested yesterday after she returned to the home. the family thought she was stealing his social security checks. >>> it is moving day for dozens of homeless camping on public property down in the south bay. kpix 5 reporter anne makovec now in san jose where warnings went out several days ago but a lot of people don't want to move. >> reporter: some people are making movements though this morning in advance of the city coming in for a sweep after 72 hours' notice. this is on spring street. we have spoken with that gentleman here who has been here for months. he said that he is planning on heeding the city's warning. but he wanted to enjoy his last 72 hours here. the sweep is expected to begin today but it could be changed. plans could be changed because the ground is pretty muddy from a recent rain. between 100 and 160 people have been living in this homeless encampment near the guadalupe river one of about 60 camps throughout santa clara county but this has been more noticeable because it's in the flight path of the san
. today you really smell the decay. >> jacobson's 47-year-old girlfriend regina butler was arrested yesterday when she returned to the home. his family says they suspected she was stealing his social security checks. >>> fresno county investigators believe a lion escaped his feeding cage before killing a volunteer at an animal park. the coroner says diana hanson died instantly on wednesday when the lion broke her he neck at cat haven in dunlap. it appears the lion managed to lift the gate on the cage while she was cleaning the larger enclosure. she may have been distracted. she was on the phone at the time. her father says the coroner told him the lion was probably just trying to play with his daughter. >> you know, i have always had a premonition that someday i would get a call like this but i just thought it would be much further in the future than at 24. >> a sheriff's deputy shot and killed the lion in an effort to save her. >>> tears poured from thousands of eyes as mourners said good- bye to two fallen police officers yesterday. [ pause ] >
regina butler and charged her with murder. his granddaughter says the family has always suspected butler, who the family believed to be homeless. >> and latched on to a senior that had an apartment and some place for her to hide out in and, you know, he's --you know, diminished capacity. >> reporter: police now say they believe jacobson's body had been in his unit at the hilltop manor senior apartment the entire time. it was discovered only yesterday. missing persons detectives even visited the apartment on february 22nd and did not find anything. >> i have actually seen the photos. they went in and actually did exactly what they were supposed to do, which is photograph a scene just in case it later becomes a crime scene. >> reporter: san jose police spokesman jason dwyer says the body was well concealed. >> not many people if any would have found this body. it was underneath a lot of clutter. >> reporter: the family had suspected that butler was stealing jacobson's social security checks and so-called -- and so called police when she arrived
in his home. this is the woman accused of stabbing him to death, 46-year-old regina butler. neighbors describe her as his girlfriend. police say they've been investigating her on suspicious of defrauding jacobson out of insurance money. he had early stage dementia. his granddaughter reported him missing and ultimately found him in his apartment hidden beneath a pile of linens and blankets. she had been to the home three times since her grandfather had gone missing. >> based on the investigation of what we know right now, we believe he was murdered early february, probably between february 5 and the 8th. >> reporter: investigators believe the body was repeatedly missed despite the fact several people had been inside the apartment including the missing person's unit of the san jose police department. >> you say you had investigators come in and they didn't find anything and it's odd no one smelled anything, a month, even covered over in clothes, a human body has a bad odor when it's dec decaying. you would think someone would have smelled something. >> reporter: when asked how the missi
to show you the booking photograph for regina butler. she was arrested on thursday. police believe she killed 69- year-old stan jacobson whose body went unfound in his apartment for a month. butler was trying to scam him for insurance. >> a man has been arrested in a separate deadly stabbing this week. the 20-year-old killed a 27- year-old eric wright whose body was found on wednesday. we were there shortly after the find. the investigators say wright had been stabbed several times and they don't believe the killing was danger related. >> the where abouts of many california sex offenders is unknown. last year a law took effect that sent paroled sex offender who messed with their gps's to county jail but they are over crowded so must served little to no time at all. lawmakers say that makes them more likely to risk cutting off the devices, on wednesday the associated press reported the number of paroled offender who are fugitives is 15% higher than it was before the law went into effect. >> tomorrow cat haven plans to reopen. this is where an intern was killed by a lion on wednesday.
his 47-year-old girlfriend regina butler confessed to the killing. >>> this is the day san jose officials plan to close a homeless camp. warnings went out several days ago that about 100 homeless people had to leave. the camp is on underdeveloped parkland near the guadalupe river. the city will help the homeless find shelter and a place to store their belongings as they move them out of there. >>> we have your weather and your traffic on this friday coming up. >>> good morning. the counter commute eastbound 4 approaching loveridge eastbound highway 4, and westbound is pretty backed up as well coming off the antioch bridge. in pacifica, sharp park road and college road overturn injury crash. use highway 1. and outside here's a live look at the bay bridge toll plaza. things are looking good heading into san francisco. here's lawrence. >> do you have the need for speed? how about coming down to the irace center in fremont. they have a new state-of-the- art facility just opening up today. hey, folks, the weather big changes expected as we are g
a woman named regina butler has been arrested in the case. >> there was speculation she was involved in prostitution, that she may have been trying to exploit hifinancially. we don't know. >> his friends remember him for the magic tricks he could do. >>> detectives also now say another fatal stabbing in san jose was not gang related. the victim a man in his early 20s was found in guadalupe oak grove park wednesday afternoon. police say they hope to soon release his name. so far they don't have a motive or any suspects. >> the conclave to elect a new pope could start monday. the last of the 115 voting cardinals have arrived in vatican city. we are live in rome with the important announcement that comes down in two and a half hours. >> reporter: right. good morning. to you. in two and a half hours the cardinals will vote basically for when to begin the conclave. that secret election to pick a new pope. we should know what the resuddenlies are of that election and when it'll begin later today. before the conclave they will died how much longer they want to continue the preconclave mee
now -- two suspects are in custody linked to two murders in the last few days. police arrested regina butler in connection to a murder of 69-year-old -- stanley jacobson. police say, at some point over the last few weeks, jacobson must've shown up at his apartment without anyone noticing. and was killed. today -- police describe how jacobson's body was discovered. the victim's body this is a photo of the victim -- 69-year-old stanley jacobson -- >> yesterday, the granddaughter expressed that the girl friend was here. she responded. they contacted the suspect. and installed on calling police. and said let us go inside and wait. while she was inside the apartment we located the body. >> pam: jacobson, who suffered from dementia-- went missing back in early february. >> this man. is accused of a stabbing another man to death. vincent gallegos is facing murder charges. this is video from our helicopter partnership with abc7 news. the victim -- in his twenties, was found near guadalupe oak grove park. on wednesday. it's not yet known what led up to the incident nor the motive. >> is this a
Search Results 0 to 11 of about 12 (some duplicates have been removed)